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Has any one found a way to solve the AC box in engine compartment interfering with the right side valve cover. I want to keep my AC
 


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Have a look at this thread.

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I just threw the OE A/C away and put a VintageAir system in. It was NOT easy or cheap! Some drawbacks: the system does not draw outside air and if it does due to leaky door/window seal, it will freeze up the evaporator and reduce the efficiency. The ductwork behind the dash does not allow airflow as forceful as desired. Advantages: when it is working it is really good (100 degree + days for the last 35 days here in TX). Lots of room to access the passenger side of the engine. Using the Explorer FEAD allows use of a OE compressor and mounts and OE belt. I'm still working on the ductwork to get the airflow where I it and I'm replacing my old window and door seals to fix the freezing problem.


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OP - What year truck do you have?
 

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A 3 inch body lift provides the necessary clearance.
 

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Hmmm... looks like you already have a body lift...

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@85_Ranger4x4 is just finishing up this task... he may have something to add here.
 

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Heat gun and gently reshape the housing.

Easy with short valve covers. Tall covers will complicate things.
 

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I have tall valve covers to accommodate the roller rockers.
If you can't form it enough you might have to trim and form it with sheet metal or fiberglass. There is a ton of room on the back side to play with.

Go slow with the heat gun, if it gets gooey and you try to work it you are screwed.

 
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